The hymenostomes are an order of ciliate protozoa. Most are free-living in freshwater, such as the commonly studied genus Tetrahymena, but some are parasitic on fish or aquatic invertebrates. Among these is the important species Ichthyopthirius multifiliis, a common cause of death in aquaria and fish farms. The hymenostomes are fairly typical memb...
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any member of the evenly ciliated protozoan order Hymenostomatida. Included in this order are the genus Paramecium, often used in laboratory ...
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